During summer, I participated in #vana11. This is “virtual summer holiday homework”. On Twitter, the people participating in it set study goals for the summer holiday, and posted their progress each day.
My goals were
- Finish my Chinese language textbook (50 units)
- Finish my Chinese workbook (50 units)
- Read two novels in Japanese
Then I added daily Duolingo, Chinese grammar wiki, or daily Chinese listening to my goals.
I reached goal number 3. I read two novels by Matsumoto Seicho, my favourite Japanese author. They were really exciting.
I didn’t reach my goal of finishing by Chinese textbook, but I went from unit 21 to unit 44. I was pleased with this progress. With my workbook, it only arrived halfway through my studies, but I reached unit 19. I decided to finish my textbook first, and then use the workbook for reviewing the language in my textbook.
I managed to do Duolingo, Chinese grammar wiki, or Chinese listening every day.
I’m glad I participated in the virtual summer homework event. Every day, I saw other people’s study reports and it motivated me. It is also motivating to post your own study reports. I think I will continue doing this now that the summer homework has finished.
by Heather @ I Talk You Talk Press